Now here’s a word I’ve never heard – Moxie, the latest WordPress Daily Prompt. Googled it, like you do, and came up with this:
North American informal
force of character, determination, or nerve.“when you’ve got the moxie, you need the clothes to match”
1930s: from Moxie, the proprietary name of a soft drink.
So I drank it down and wrote this acrostic poem …
M onday, for once, things brightened up. He accepted a decent O ffer for his run-down house from one who'd lived in it as a child. X erxes Crumb was on the up and no mistake! How right Ma had been, I t turned out, to name him after a mighty emperor! On Tuesday E verything went black. Moving in, the nostalgic buyer struck oil...